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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve

Wherever you are and whatever your New Year's Eve plans are I hope you have a great night as a happy prelude to a great year.  I have just made a batch of Mini Raspberry and Blueberry Friands to take to a girlfriend's home tonight for a small NYE party.  Then i went outside and took some photos of my garden to share and after posting this I am hitting the sewing machine!

I am living vicariously thru all my friendly snow bound bloggers' photos.  I love the snow and cold Christmases and am quite envious, even considering all the inconvenience too much snow can bring!  But a number of you have said please share the sunshine so I thought I would share a little of mine. 

A few peaches peeping out from the leaves of my miniature tree.  Here's hoping there is at least one that I can taste that hasn't been attacked by possums or bugs.  Next year I will net the tree now that I know it is worth it.  There are probably upwards of a dozen peaches on it!

 This lavender was sternly told Bloom or GO!!  and luckily it decided it wanted to stay!
 This is stattice - great for drying or putting in a vase as is!  My general garden philosophy is if I can't pick it, eat it or smell it I don't want it!
Blue Salvia all down the side of my driveway.  Unfortunately this side grows really well, the other more shaded side not so well, can't have everything!
 Believe it or not the common name for this pretty flower is PIGFACE! Oh please!
And now I am off to sew.  Every Christmas season i seem to add a little more Christmas fabric to my stash ---and never use much!  And every December i look at it longingly and think i would make this or that if only I wasn't so busy sewing gifts! So, this January i am going to sew Christmas fabric with a vengeance!  First a quilt out of Kate Spain's fabulous 12 Days of Christmas range, or as I prefer to call it her Fa La La La range!  Love it.  Have another quilt cut out and ready to go and am planning a third.  Then place mats, Christmas stockings and more.....but I am not going to get ahead of myself.  I am off to sew some fa la la la fun!  pics tonight or tomorrow I hope.

Happy stitching!


  1. I LOVE peaches so I hope your peaches survive the critters so you can enjoy their truly delicous taste!

    I can't wait to see the pics of your latest projects; you are such an avid sewer. Do you have special tricks (or powers?!!)? I haven't accomplished anything creative today due to a doctor's appointment in the middle of the morning. I'm just now off to get some creating done. I need some of your energy!! Happy New Year!! Keep up the GREAT work!

  2. Thanks for the sunshine. We just had 8" of snow but it is supposed to rain this weekend so it will all wash away. I had a lot of Christmas fabric too. This year I didn't feel like spending yet more money on wrapping paper so I started making drawstring bags to fit my gifts. My girls loved it. They even returned them to be filled next year. I think next year I am going to make each of my grandkids a large red sack with their name embroidered on it and just add each of their bagged gifts in them. I guess I've gone green for recycling. Actually I'm just tired of spending all that money for paper that gets shredded in 15 seconds:)

  3. Oh, I love the warm flowery pictures! We just had 8.5 inches of snow (quite unusual for NC this time of year!)... and I'm NOT a 'cold weather' person. I think I might try sewing a few gift bags for next year's presents... either that or just wrap things in the comics section and then compost the pile of shreds afterwards!

  4. I love your quilt fabric and am looking longingly at the pictures of your flowers and peaches. It's a little below freezing here in the Portland area (high 20's) The only thing I have blooming are my hellebores. I'm also a gardener, and it would appear that there are more than a few quilters who garden as well. Enjoy your January 2011 quilting with your Christmas fabric. Happy New Year!!
    Yael in the chilly Pacific Northwest


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